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A tale of two Marys--one on a pedestal and the other...not so much?

Podcast Recorded: November 1, 2013

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, about the two Marys -- the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene -- and new understandings about Mary Magdalene. Hear the full In Good Faith podcast at IGF028.

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The Story of a Name: On the Feast of Mary Magdalene

Blog Published: July 22, 2011

In the past, sisters and nuns routinely had their named changed by their novice mistress or prioress sometimes with consultation and sometimes without. The names of saints, frequently those with significance for the charism of the congregation or order, would be substituted for their baptismal names.